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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
if there was a little bit of snacking going on. >> the important thing is to keep one's energy lefs up. >> that's right. >> should we look for a sponsorship from a goo company or something. in any case, difficulty over here. we don't have a lot of time on the breaks. >> earlier in the show, we asked you about ratings agencies and whether you always trust their decisions. slade in alaska says he does the opposite of what credit ratings recommend because they're so far behind the curve. >> joey from indiana says credit ratings are now too stringent. >> yep. not a lot of faith necessarily in those firms. we mentioned competitiveness. we're talking about immigration reform at the white house. joining us on the table is now roger dafen. just around the corner from us here in london. thank you for coming by. >> pleasure. >> do you agree with what the white house is saying and what a lot of these ceos seem to be saying which is that the country is suffering a lack of competitiveness because of the lack of immigration policy? is this the next issue on the agenda? >> i think it's one of the issues. look at how
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am EST
've been watching that. a huge move to the down side. potentially more momentum continued that energy that we haven't seen to the downside. but, really, the dollar has been kind of parked at this 80 even level. i think for the most part the fed is enjoying that right now. as i mentioned, i think there are a lot of people bewildered about the fact that amid this strength in the stocks that we haven't seen the dollar coming off. potentially some of the money in the yen coming into that, potentially some of the money coming out of the yen in the stocks. but certainly all eyes on the fed right now. as you mentioned, unemployment coming up later on in the week. i think we're looking for around 7.6, 7.7, a bit of a downtick there, but not enough to get us into that level that you mentioned, around 6en 7. but zee roy signs of inflation right now is completely in line. >> and we will get that data watch, for the fed to talk about how low it's willing to tolerate employment before it moves. thanks so much, ben lichtenstein. >> and don't forget earlier, we marked the 20th anniversary of the etf
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
if it doesn't go through, but, really, it's taken a long time and it's taken the energy of people very high up in the company, including the ceo, to try to make this transition work. the interesting thing is, if it doesn't, does he want to spend the next year or so trying to get this transaction through? it's going to be very tough. >> yeah. i mean, exactly. as you say, it would be tough. if he doesn't get his transaction through, how can they replace the lost business? what would the likely strategy be sthp. >> well, he has a few options. and that is the first you line up another buyer. now, $8.5 billion in the stock, you know, continually going up, that's not exactly an easy thing. the other thing is, you can't sell down 85.billion in the market. you do it in chunks. that's an option, as well. in each case, it could take some time. >> yeah. how do we see the future development of financial services here in china? are you going to be -- you know, are companies ever going to be allowed some riflely unfettered access? >> products sold in china, products sold overseas. in the end, they turned ou
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